Senior Housing - Broken Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"While senior-housing industry executives say there is solid evidence seniors have been better off in their care they acknowledged they have suffered a major image problem."    Clearly, senior housing is a broken brand.   In addition, telemedicine makes it increasingly possible for the elderly to age at home, be that their family house or an apartment in a multi-generation residential complex in Tucson, Arizona.

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The Light-House Speaker

The Presenter's Blog

Only one: a Light-House Speaker. Light-Houses serve one of two functions: They send out a light that indicates safe harbor, illuminating hope and direction. A Light-House speaker is one who performs both functions simultaneously, to two opposing audiences. The Light-House Speaker takes a stand that provides a beam of light to inspire others. When the best choose silence, we need the Light-House Speaker to inspire, and yes to sometimes shame them, into action.

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White House staffers resettle in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kudos for the FT’s Hannah Kuchler for reporting on the number of Obama-era White house staffers who’ve gone West and taken up lucrative speechwriting and communications roles in Silicon Valley. She notes that the talent from DC is a match made in heaven for Silicon Valley companies. There was always a simpatico feeling between leaders […]. Speechwriting Technology Obama

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“This is the White House calling…” A Last Minute Speech for Barack Obama

DeFinis Communications

Hi Dawn…This is Karen from the White House. To top it all off, less than one hour before the event itself, the White House staff asked that she not use any notes as she spoke. On Monday, September 21 st , my business associate and friend Dawn Josephson received the call of a lifetime.

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The Haunted Cheever House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right in time for Halloween, Susan Cheever talks in The Wall Street Journal  about the family house, built in the state of New York in 1799. The house holds painful family secrets. The house also contains good memories which Susan recounts. Yes, it's haunted. Maybe that's why the family of iconic writer, John Cheever, can't sell it. For instance, John was gay. He drank to deal with that, terrified of discovery.

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"Affordable Housing"- No Longer Just a Low-Income Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a disconcerting report. " The economic experts define "cost burdened" as paying more than one-third of income for housing. million in America pay 50% or more for housing.

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None of That Tiny House Stuff Here

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even if the current downturn in the housing market puts their sales plans on hold, they still are banking, literally, on extracting a king's ransom from their key asset.   A group calling itself the MicroMansion intends to build tiny houses with a market value between $75k to $100k.

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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"Affordable Housing"- No Longer Just a Low-Income Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a disconcerting report. " The economic experts define "cost burdened" as paying more than one-third of income for housing. million in America pay 50% or more for housing. Public relations and marketing communications firms can be in the front lines in lobbying for affordable housing. Here is a copy. Essentially, Landlord Nation is pushing even the middle class into financial distress.

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Breaking News On House Offer to Obama

TJ Walker Interactive

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Affordable Housing - New Kind of Messaging Is Needed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Creating affordable housing is a proposed solution to that. Contract law has taken over the business of residential property management. As this article in The Guardian points out, the terms and a condition of a lease could include how many people are allowed to reside. Go over that number and those whose name or names are on the lease can be evicted. Recent statistics indicate that 2.3 million can be evicted in a year.

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Dow Jones - White House Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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White House - No, There Shouldn't Be The Omarosa Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Politico , for example, a headline screams that those in the White House are terrified what will come out on the tapes former staffer Omarosa will release. Great headlines are being made.

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House Republicans spending $2 million to fight Gay Marriage

TJ Walker Interactive

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White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

TJ Walker Interactive

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Humor Power

The annual White House Correspondents’ dinner is always a great study in roast-style humor It’s an opportunity for the President to use self-deprecation and to review the year with humor. Humor In Speaking Obama and O''Brien self-deprecation White House Correspondents'' Dinner

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Jeff Skilling Heads to Halfway House & The Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In exchange for giving up the right to keep up his appeals, Skilling will be released from the minimum security Alabama prison to a halfway house in Houston, Texas. At one time, Jeff Skilling's name dominated the global media headlines.

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Nancy Pelosi - Leadership in House in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House Minority leader progressive Nancy Pelosi. House leader since 2003. House minority leadership. The Drudge Report is making hay of the confusion and fear after the Republican win in the special election in Georgia. This evening's Drudge headline is that the knives are out for U.S. But, the question is: Are they?

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The House: Tarnished Symbol for Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The House has gone from being one kind of nest egg for retiring to the reason why more aging Americans have to remain in the workforce. Rather than the asset to leverage for a financially comfortable retirement, the house might have become an obstacle for the majority of the middle class. Brand Home Owner has become tarnished.

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“Put White Back in the White House” Romney Supporter endorsing Racism

TJ Walker Interactive

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That Now House of Horrors That Jack Built - GE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only were houses not selling. One joke is that the owners will wind up dying in those houses, frozen to death because they can't afford the heat. The House that Jack (Welch) built was collapsing. Those with no other association with GE than buying property near its former headquarters are unable to retire because they can't cash out the house, at least not at the price they want.

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Can't Sell House - Retirement/Semi-Retirement On Hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is the lesson here: If you're planning to retire/semi-retire in the next 10 years, don't buy a house?   Increasingly, from those over-50 I coach I am hearing their angst about "not being able to sell the house." As MarketWatch reports, sales of both existing and new houses are down double-digits and inventory is up double-digits. Renting out the house which doesn't sell is less than an ideal option.

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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders to White House to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Obama Invites Congressional Leaders to White House to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

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Preventing a Financial Flashpoint - Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One solution for not only the aging but all those struggling financially could be the return of boarding houses. Among my happiest memories was bunking in a boarding house on South Division Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Landlord Nation is triggering a financial flashpoint. 

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Harvard Has Students Move Out of Campus Housing, But No Decision Whether to Refund Room & Board

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal reports that Harvard, as have myriad other universities, have told students not to return to their campus housing after they leave for spring break. One of the most heavily endowed institutions of higher education in the world - Harvard - has not made up its mind whether to refund students' room and board for this spring semester. Beyond strange.

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The House Hottie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At age 70, House Head Nancy Pelosi has adopted a sleek, sexy new look.    Peek here.

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From the Schladetzky House to Hiding Under Desks During Cold War - Illusion of Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The divorce was final. Kjersten E. Schladetzky and her two young sons probably felt "safe" from whatever the undertow had been. That assumption was wrong, dead wrong. All three were murdered by David Schladetzky, who after a standoff with police, committed suicide. 

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The New Aging - Bringing Back the Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They sold the family house in order to reduce the financial uncertainty of home ownership. One solution is to bring back that one-time popular living model: the boarding house.   My introduction to boarding house living came when I was a doctoral student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. My most vivid memory was hosting a party in the "parlor" of a boarding house on South Division Street.

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White House Correspondents Dinner — Implied Punch Line

Humor Power

President Obama showcased his comedy skills at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. “These days, the House Republicans actually give John Boehner a. Humor In Speaking implied punch line Political Humor White House Correspondents'' Dinner In addition to using good comic timing and self-deprecation, the President also made good use of the Implied Punch Line.

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Jack Welch Denies Referencing White House In Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Claim Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

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Corporations & Communications - Will More Of Work Be Pulled In-House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, what this could generate is a disruption lethal to the agency business: More of the work will be pulled in-house. Except for those bet-the-ranch trials, so much more legal work is done in-house. But most of the initiatives were planned and implemented by in-house staff.  This year, reports Rose Gordon Sala in PR Week , $30 billion in agency accounts went up for review. Corporations were looking for more better outcomes, with more cost-efficiency.

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Not All Corporations Outsourcing - Some Pulling Back Work In-House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With the cuts in the number of outside counsel, in-house budgets and manpower are expanding. A growing role in in-house legal departments is the legal operations professional. "In 2017, one in three legal officers and general counsel terminated outside lawyers for failing to meet expectations, a new survey found."  "  - Caroline Spiezio, Corporate Counsel, February 8, 2018. Here is the article. 

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Housing Slowdown Puts Kibosh on Retirement Plans - Professionals Forced to Keep Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Selling the house, usually for a significant return on investment, is a standard part of The New Retirement. " After the house is sold usually there will be a re-locating to where the cost of living is lower. A major obstacle is the slow down in the sales of houses.

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Gourmet Coffee as Affordable Luxury - Maxwell House As Not Satisfying, Even at the First Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the business loop for Maxwell House never got that.   No surprise, Kraft Heinz can't sell Maxwell House. For example, recalling mac & cheese day at camp or the rite of passage of our first cup of Maxwell House.  It's a fun ritual. We ordinary folks will go on a pilgrimage to find just the right coffee. That's even if we have to pony up a premium price. Gourmet coffee is a luxury item we make it our business to afford.

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Power - What Monica Lewinsky Didn't Understand in the White House, What She Still Doesn't Understand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the White House Monica Lewinsky obviously didn't have the upper hand. A wise woman would have simply exploited those opportunities and not assumed she had any more power than she had as a White House intern. Power is usually unequal.

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The House That Jack Built - Do You Want GE on Your Resume, Or Listed as Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, terminated GE employees in Connecticut face a frozen housing market. There are those who found they have to delay retirement or semi-retirement because there are no buyers for their houses. The tax on a modest house in Trumbull, CT runs about $21,000 a year.

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Outplacement - New Halfway House for Displaced Over-40 Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Creating the Safety of Halfway House to Experiment. Outplacement as a halfway house for mature professionals establishes the kind of environment which facilitates what in marketing is called "A/B" testing. The best outplacement services tilt toward realism, not wild optimism. They serve as kinds of "halfway houses" for the displaced worker. Re-socializing Over-40 Professionals to Navigate Ageism. Increasingly, that worker is over-40.

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Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, it's an old-fashioned one: a cool version of the boarding house. " Decades ago, television series and B-films about the wild west had featured those boarding houses. Most were flop houses.    When I worked in Barcelona, Spain, I bunked in a boarding house off Calle de San Francisco. Unlike the traditional SRO, living in a boarding house is usually wholesome and safe.

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PC Express Does House Calls in Northeast OH, Western PA - Friendly, Non-Techie Consultations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, they don't do house calls and can't reach their cyberspace to insert a memory chip.      Is the problem hardware or software? Those of us in business who don't know that could be wasting time, hope, and money contacting a tech online service.

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Home Invasion Survivor William Petit Wins CT House Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently he ran as a Republican for the CT House. Few anticipated that the lone survivor of the fatal Connecticut home invasion, Dr. William Petit, would bounce back. His wife and two young daughters were murdered. He was badly injured. Like the real-life crime recounted by Truman Capote in "In Cold Blood," the murders were senseless. The money the two thugs hoped to get wasn't available. Every day in New Haven, Petit attended the trials, both for guilt and sentencing.

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No Safe House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That cliche, like most assumptions about supposed safe houses, is no longer true.   It depends on who you talk to about how vulnerable in-house attorneys have become.    What we do know, reports  Kashmir Hill in Abovethelaw.com, is that there have been reductions-in-force and they have been in greater numbers than they were in in-house departments in Europe.

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